Stacey H Brann

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We report the successful management of a gigantic circumflex coronary artery aneurysm with fistulisation into the coronary sinus. Transoesophageal echocardiography allowed continuous visualisation of ventricular wall motion during dissection and closure of the aneurysm whilst operating on cardiopulmonary bypass on the beating heart.
The study is retrospective review of the demographic, clinical, angiographic, and operative data of the first 205 consecutive CABG operations performed by Caribbean Heart Care at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Trinidad and Tobago, between November 1993 and December 1997. The aim of the study was to determine the in-hospital and(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and mechanical ventilation (MV) can be used as a bridge to heart-lung transplantation (HLT). The goal of this study was to determine if pretransplantation ECMO or MV affects survival in HLT. METHODS The United Network for Organ Sharing database was reviewed for all adult patients receiving HLT from(More)
BACKGROUND United Network for Organ Sharing adult heart transplant criteria recommend against using same-sex donors with a donor-recipient body weight ratio <0.7. The same criteria recommend against a female donor to male recipient body weight ratio <0.9. We attempted to determine if transplantation with low donor-recipient body weight ratios can be safely(More)
An elderly female with refractory cardiovascular symptoms due to functional mitral stenosis secondary to a primary left atrial fibrosarcoma is described. The symptoms are often nonspecific and most of the patients present first time with hemodynamic compromise. A high index of suspicion is essential for the early diagnosis of these highly malignant cardiac(More)
We developed an open-chest porcine model of acute coronary occlusion and surgical reperfusion, and attempted to prevent intra-operative ischaemic ventricular fibrillation (VF) by a Retrograde Intracoronary Glyceryl trinitrate (RIG) infusion into the occluded vessel. Five Yorkshire pigs (weight 50 +/- 1.1 kg), randomized into 3 groups, underwent median(More)
II (Thoratec, Pleasanton, Calif) axial flow pumps have sustained patients for 4 years. Given the reservations about survival advantage and economic viability of cardiac transplantation in United Network for Organ Sharing status II patients, properly structured clinical trials to compare LVADs with transplantation or continued medical therapy are indicated(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Isolated bacterial tricuspid valve (TV) endocarditis is usually managed medically. Whilst the indications and optimal timing for surgical treatment of the condition have not been clearly defined, it is hypothesized that early surgery in patients who are bacteremic and/or have evidence of systemic seeding is superior to(More)
BACKGROUND We attempt to determine if adult, single-lung transplantation could be performed with acceptable results in heavy-smoking donors (HSDs; > 20 pack-years). METHODS The United Network of Organ Sharing database was examined for adult single-lung transplantation from 2005 to 2011. RESULTS Of the 3,704 single-lung transplantations, 498 (13.4%) were(More)